Is Bernie Sanders electable in a general?

Many people are making the argument that Senator Bernie Sanders could not possibly win a general election if he became the Democratic nominee.

It’s simply unfounded. According to the latest head to head Quinnipiac poll, Bernie Sanders beats every GOP candidate by larger margins than Hillary Clinton in a hypothetical general election match-up.

He defeats Trump and Rubio by six points, Cruz by ten points, and Kasich by four points. The poll found that Clinton would lose to all Republican candidates but Donald Trump, who she is ahead of by a small one point margin.

Robert Reich endorses Bernie Sanders for president

Former labor secretary Robert Reich officially endorsed Bernie Sanders in a Facebook post on Friday night.

Reich, who worked in the Ford, Carter and Clinton administrations officially endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders for the Democratic presidential nomination on Saturday night.

In a Facebook post, Reich said Sanders is “leading a movement to reclaim America for the many, not the few.”

“I believe Bernie Sanders is the agent of change this nation so desperately needs,” he wrote.

Reich had previously signed on as a supporter of Sanders’ economic proposals, but stopped short of officially and publicly endorsing the Vermont Senator for the presidency.

Sanders announces Austin rally

Bernie Sanders will hold a rally in Austin, Texas on Saturday morning, days before the Super Tuesday primary contest.

Doors will open at Circuit of the Americas in Austin at 9am on Saturday morning. The campaign strongly encourages people wishing to attend to RSVP to the event on their website.

The campaign says Sanders will discuss a wide range of issues, including getting big money out of politics, his plan to make public colleges and universities tuition-free, combating climate change and ensuring universal health care.

Sanders releases new ad focusing on climate

Bernie Sanders has released a new television ad, set to air in Minnesota and Colorado, focusing on climate change and fracking.

“Bernie Sanders has the courage to stand up to big oil, because he won’t take their money,” the ad starts.

The ad touches on Sanders’ stance against dangerous fracking, tackling climate change, and his opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline.

Bernie Sanders to visit Dallas on Saturday

Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders will travel to Texas this weekend, where he’ll hold a rally in Dallas on Saturday afternoon.

Doors at the Verizon Theatre open at 12:15pm. The campaign recommends attendees RSVP on its website.

“With just days left until the March 1st Texas primary, now is the time to hear from Bernie how we can build this movement across the state,” the campaign said.

“He will discuss a wide range of issues important to Texans, including making college affordable, getting big money out of politics, and combating climate change.”

Sanders and Clinton remain tied nationally

The race for the Democratic nomination is deadlocked, with Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton still neck and neck.

A new IBD/TIPP poll released today put Clinton ahead of Sanders by just 2 points, within the margin of error, putting her in a statistical tie with Bernie Sanders.

Since IBD/TIPP’s last poll in January, support for Clinton has dropped 5 points, while support for Sanders has grown by the same number.

A recent FOX News poll put Senator Sanders in front of Secretary Clinton by 3 points.

Sanders leading Clinton nationally: new poll

A new poll released by Fox News on Thursday gives Bernie Sanders nation front-runner status, leading Hillary Clinton by 3 points.

This is the first poll that puts Sanders ahead nationally. Just two months ago, he was trailing Clinton by 22 points.

The new poll showed Sanders with the support of 47 per cent of likely Democratic voters, while Clinton had just 44 per cent.

“One thing that is clear from our poll — and others — is that Clinton has been losing support and Sanders has been gaining,” says Democratic pollster Chris Anderson. “And this process appears to have accelerated since the contests in Iowa and New Hampshire.”

The poll shows Clinton quickly losing support among women, a group which she held a commanding lead over just months ago. It also confirmed that people are growing tired of Clinton running for the presidency, with 52 per cent saying they are fatigued.

Sanders the strongest general candidate on both sides

A new head-to-head poll shows Bernie Sanders leading all Republicans in a hypothetical general election scenario.

The Quinnipiac University poll released on Thursday morning shows Sanders leading every Republican candidate in a general election match-up, while Clinton trails both John Kasich and Marco Rubio.

“American voters feel the Bern in November match-ups,” the university said in its press release.

Against Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz, the poll shows Sanders with a 10 point lead. He leads Kasich by four points, and Marco Rubio and Donald Trump by six points.

The news isn’t as good for Hillary Clinton, who polls much closer to the Republican candidates. The poll showed her trailing John Kasich, and Marco Rubio by eight and seven points respectively.

“It’s certainly Sen. Bernie Sanders’ moment. The Vermont firebrand leads all potential GOP rivals in raw numbers and raw emotion with the best scores for favorability and several key character traits,” said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

“The candidate running best against Sanders is Ohio Gov. John Kasich, and he’s in fourth place with 6 percent in the Republican presidential pack, unlikely to make it to the main event.”

“Sanders has a lackluster 51 percent favorability rating, but that’s better than all the rest. Most of the top candidates have negative scores,” he said.

Sanders and Clinton tied in Nevada with days to go

With just four days to go until Nevadans head out to caucus, the race for the Democratic nomination could not be closer.

A brand new CNN poll released this morning puts Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton in a statistical tie in the Silver State, with Clinton leading the Senator from Vermont by just a single point.

When respondents were asked which candidate they preferred, 48 per cent said Clinton, and 47 per cent said Sanders.

Likely caucus-goers who responded to the poll said that Sanders is the best candidate when it comes to the economy and doing more to help the middle class.

Newer votes are more likely to support Sanders.

Sanders and Clinton in nationwide dead heat

Bernie Sanders has closed the gap nationwide, and is now trailing Hillary Clinton by just 2 points nationally, according to a new poll released Wednesday.

A new Quinnipiac poll released this morning shows the two Democrats in a neck-and-neck race, with Clinton leading Sanders 44 to 42 per cent. 13 per cent said they were undecided.

The poll of 563 likely Democratic voters has a margin of error of 4.1 percentage points, putting the candidates in a statistical tie.

While 83 percent of respondents said Clinton has a good shot of winning in a general election 69 percent said the same for Sanders.

“Sen. Bernie Sanders and Secretary Hillary Clinton are neck and neck. But while Bernie has the trust, Hillary has the experience. Two different measurements of two dissimilar candidates,” said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.